Dancer

Making the Twirling Dancer

I’m thrilled to partner with ThinkFun to create fun and challenging Maker Studio projects that you can try at home. This Twirling Dancer was made with the ThinkFun Maker Studio Winches Set, upcycled trash and craft supplies. Check out the resources below to find out how to make her yourself.

Updated 2020: Unfortunately, ThinkFun appear to have discontinued the maker Studio Winches Set, so if you don’t already own it, you’ll have to get even more creative to build this device.

The Mechanism Explained

Watch this video to learn how the mechanism works. You will need the ThinkFun Maker Studio Winches set to follow along with these tutorials.

Download the PDF to help you follow along.

Build the Mechanism

Learn step by step how to build the mechanism using the ThinkFun Maker Studio Winches set.

Decorate the Mechanism

Watch this video to learn how to decorate your mechanism. Learn how to create the dancer and make her platform look beautiful.

Download the PDF to help you follow along.